Where is your first-aid kit?
Mine is in my bathroom, in my linen cupboard. This really seems like the most organized place for it to be. There is a mirror, sink, and place to sit and clean-up. I’ve recently read that a first-aid kit should be located elsewhere (I suppose, just so that it is not one more thing in the bathroom to organize/store), but I really don’t have anywhere else to put it that would make more sense. My first-aid kit is neatly in one red bag, which is very obvious, and can be moved to another room if necessary. I use a case similar to this one from Outbound.ca, which came with some first-aid supplies.
What’s in your kit?
There are many lists of things to include in a First-Aid kit, but many of those are overly complicated with too many items. Here is a simplified list of the essentials:
- Aloe Vera Gel for sunburns and other burns (I use Aveda’s Intensive Hydrating Masque because it is great for adding moisture to the face as a facial mask, but then also works well for sunburns and bug bites)
- A variety of bandages – different sizes for various wounds, including butterfly closure bandages, fabric bandages, and maybe even the fancy kind that are padded, and good for blisters
- Moleskin - for blisters, use the scissors for cutting the exact size you need
- Tea Tree Oil - for its antibacterial properties, more for healing a wound
- Antibiotic spray or ointment
- Roll and square pads of gauze – for cuts, but also good for 2nd degree burns
- Cotton fabric squares big enough to be able to fold in to triangles for a sling, or wrapping around a deeply cut or broken limb
You can find lovely first aid kits from the Red Cross store—but also check this cabinet out:
What else would/should you include in your first aid kit? A small book of first-aid tips might be a good idea.